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Evelyn Swanson spent nearly three years as a member of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the World War II era. -- Photo by Jason Schulte

Swanson reflects on her time in the Navy

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The moment happened nearly 65 years ago, but Evelyn Swanson can remember like it was yesterday.

Swanson walked into a classroom at a Naval base in Norfolk, Va., where the topic was going to be basic Naval knowledge.

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"I attended my first class and there were 11 sailors and me," she said. "They were surprised to see me and vice versa."

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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